Russell Phillips, D.O.
Russell Phillips, D.O. is a Board Certified Family Practice physician who has practiced in Texas since 1991. He attended OSU-COMS with Dr. McKenna and has been a close friend ever since. Dr. Phillips was an “early adopter” of integrative medicine and has used this to serve his patients for years in his private practice.
As an osteopathic physician, a holistic approach to patient care was emphasized at medical school. Dr. Phillips embraced this philosophy and took it as a challenge to use the best of conventional medical therapies and combine them with various options that many in mainstream medicine dismiss without really looking at their safety and benefits.
Dr. Phillips started using chelation therapy in the mid-90’s to help patients with cardiovascular disease. This led to other IV treatments, most notably intravenous Vitamin C (IVC). IVC has been helpful with a wide range of disease processes and infections. It is often the “base” IV to which other ingredients can be added to benefit the patient with specific health issues.
This is usually referred to as “natural” hormone therapy. Bioidentical, as opposed to synthetic hormones, uses compounds that mimic the body’s own testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, etc. During our lives and especially with aging, keeping your hormones in proper balance helps with libido, muscle mass, weight loss, mood, mental clarity and many other aspects of a healthy body. For the last 7 years, Dr. Phillips has been certified to offer BioTE Pellet Therapy which offers convenience of getting only 2-3 treatments per year with an individualized hormone treatment plan.
Thyroid treatment has also been a major part of the hormone balancing therapy with many patients being misdiagnosed or undertreated.
While most doctors have not kept up with the field of supplements, Dr. Phillips has enhanced his understanding of the various uses for these essential building blocks for a healthy body. He finds that many patients are taking either the wrong supplements or don’t know the levels needed to get the biological activity desired from the vitamins and herbs available.